Book Reviews

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age 8+
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
age 8+
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
age 8+
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
age 8+
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
age 8+
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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age 8+
Magical mystery about a boy, his dog, and an odd little man.
By Philippa Pearce
(2009)
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age 8+
Classic reprint full of wordplay and silly humor.
By James Thurber
(1950)
age 8+
Clever, fun fairy tale with positive messages.
By Sharon Creech
(2007)
age 8+
An ex-pirate spins captivating yarns.
By Natalie Babbitt
(2007)
age 8+
Gorgeous holiday treasure for school-age kids.
By Dylan Thomas
(2005)
age 8+
A cat takes a boy back through time.
By Lloyd Alexander
(2005)